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About Us

Little Inspirations is a state licensed, family owned group childcare center which is committed to a secure and fun learning environment for every child at each stage of their development. We take pride in offering a clean atmosphere with an open-door policy to encourage you to stop by anytime to visit your child or check out our facility. Our convenient hours allow us to be open early and open late to help meet the needs of working families or single parents.

Little Inspirations will provide nutritious food and snacks to promote healthy children while also promoting healthy learning. Meals/Snacks will be served at every three hour interval for older children and infants will be fed on their personal schedules. Meals will be served family style and the staff will sit with the children to encourage conversation and appropriate table manners. Emphasis will be put on educating on the importance of a well balanced meal to have a healthy body and healthy mind.

Infant/Toddler Nutrition
Infants/Toddlers will be fed on their own individual schedule as determined by the child and their parents. Little Inspirations will provide rice cereal. Parents will provide jar baby food and oatmeal or other cereals as required by the child’s diet until the child is ready to eat table food. Table food can be supplemented with the jar food as requested by the parent and supplied by Little Inspirations.

Infants/Toddlers will be encouraged to explore food when they are ready and to experiment with feeding themselves with the use of child sized utensils and cups. Foods will be served in small bite size pieces to avoid choking hazards.

Infants that are bottle fed will be held and snuggled during that time. Bottles will never be propped or given to the child in the crib or any other area unless they are being held.

Our curriculum emphasizes music and rhythm, arts and crafts, memory games, small muscle development and age-appropriate social and self-help skills. Each week has a different theme that is promoted in the classrooms. We believe that by using the WI model Early Learning Standards as our guide, we will be integrated with high-quality assessment, professional development, and family connection resources to create a well-rounded program that addresses the needs of early childhood education professionals, children, and their families. Little Inspirations will provide a loving, safe, and secure atmosphere in which each child has an opportunity to develop emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually.

Our programming is designed to meet and exceed the developmental needs of young children. We provide experiences that challenge and support each child's cognitive, language, social, emotional, physical, and creative development. During the course of the day at Little Inspirations, each child has opportunities to create, explore the environment, develop personal interaction skills, and learn problem solving skills and concepts through first hand experiences. We encourage exploration and involvement.

Our staff
Shauna, the Center Director, has Associates Degrees in both Early Childhood Education and Business Communication and Management. All of the teachers are dedicated professionals who enjoy what they do and will do everything in their power to help your child develop socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually. Our staff is trained in early childhood education, SIDS, Shaken Baby and are CPR certified. Most importantly, your child is not a number with us. We take pride in how you and your child will get to know and trust our dedicated staff and our personal style of teaching. Little Inspirations will strive to work with you to create the best learning environment for you and your child.

Our strength comes from our staff. They are supportive, nurturing, warm, and responsive to each child. We believe it is important for all children to have positive social, emotional, and intellectual experiences to be able to grow and develop. A great deal of time is devoted to strengthening the self-image and confidence of our children.

Our philosophy
Little Inspirations philosophy is “Inspiring Hearts and Building Minds” and we hope you will see and agree that our commitment to the childcare profession is unparalleled. Little Inspirations respects the parents as the primary and most important people in the child's life. We will attempt to complement your role by working with you to agree on what is best for your child. Little Inspirations believes that each child is unique and deserves to be treated with dignity and respect. We promote cultural awareness and celebrate each child’s individuality. A great deal of effort is given to your child to create a feeling of independence and a sense of responsibility, while keeping in mind that each child has his or her own pace of development. We strive to accommodate your child’s needs and establish a basic trust between child and teacher. Finally, we encourage communication between Little Inspirations’ staff and you. You have entrusted your child to us, and our goal is to be the best childcare provider your family will ever have!

Little Inspirations is located in Menasha close to the border of southeast Appleton and Darboy just north of the intersection of Hwy 10 and Lake Park Road. Currently, Lamers Bus Lines offers busing to/from McKinley, Woodland and Sunrise schools.

Lamers Bus Lines will also provide transportation to and from McKinley Elementary School in the Appleton School District and Woodland Elementary in the Kimberly School District. (contact Lamers Bus Lines and the appropriate school for details)

Once you have decided that Little Inspirations Childcare Center best fits the needs of your family, contact Shauna Schmidt to discuss your schedule and set up a tour.

If you have additional questions, please visit our “Contact Us” tab.

Thank you for visiting Little Inspirations Childcare!

“Inspiring Hearts and Building Minds”







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